Parenting Little Heathens


Parenting Little Heathens

Atheists don't have a lot of parenting resources that speak directly to them. Come chat about all things parenting here.

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Welcome to Parenting Little Heathens

Hi moms and dads. Welcome to the parenting without religion group here at A|N. Please feel free to post an introduction, tell us about yourself or if you'd rather not, just jump right into any discussion.

Before you get started I would like you to be familiar with our Posting Rules and Guidelines. This will help clarify what this group is and what topics are appropriate or inappropriate.

Also, you might be interested in our list of atheist related parenting resources list. This is a work in progress, if you've found something you think is a good fit please post a reply and I'll see about adding it.

If at any time you would like to contact me, the easiest way is to send a private message through my page. However, in order to send any member a PM you must first be their friend.

Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

Kids as video game addicts

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Sep 4. 4 Replies

…your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs.…Continue

Tags: video game addiction

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 8. 3 Replies

A traumatic brain injury sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness as an adult.Dr. Topolovec-Vranic looked at data on 111 homeless men aged 27 to 81 years…Continue

Tags: homeless, childhood brain injury

Kids Eat Less, Still Gain Weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28. 1 Reply

Here's Why Kids Are Still Getting More ObeseIf your kids are overweight,…Continue

Tags: causes, childhood obesity

Pollution kills more than a quarter of babes under five

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18. 0 Replies

More than a quarter of all children who die before five are killed by pollution!... deaths that year could be attributed to toxic environments. The causes ranged from air, water, and soil…Continue

Tags: child mortality, pollution

How to soothe crying baby

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton shares a secret of the trade in how to calm a crying baby.Continue

Tags: to stop a crying babe

Encourage adequate sleep if child is obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Meta-analysis finds that children who sleep more are much less likely to be obese. For every additional hour of sleep, the risk of obesity was reduced by 21%.…Continue

Tags: childhood obesity, poor sleep habits

Belgian river polio contamination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24, 2015. 0 Replies

If you're in Belgium, take note. Forty five liters of live concentrated polio virus was dumped into the the Lasne and Dyle rivers on September 2nd.…Continue

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, polio threat

Food supply to collapse by 2040

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Concerned parent Jul 24, 2015. 2 Replies

New Research…Continue

Tags: stop TPP, mass starvation by 2040

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17, 2015. 0 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Second hand smoke linked to ADHD

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smokingChildren exposed to tobacco…Continue

Tags: ADHD, second hand smoke

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Comment by GBM Harper on April 25, 2010 at 9:14pm
Hi Tabi,
I was baptized when I was little, but... it didn't take! So, I'm sure there's hope for her.
Comment by FeloniousD on April 25, 2010 at 3:21pm
Forced by who?
Comment by Tabi on April 25, 2010 at 12:40pm
I was just told yesterday that my beautiful little 6 year old daughter is being forced to get babtized next sunday. Im furious and sick over it!
Comment by Anna K on April 21, 2010 at 9:48am
Hi everyone! I just recently joined AtheistNexus and am about to be a first time mom here in a couple weeks! Due May 14th to a little boy!

Hoping to get tips and read stories from fellow atheist parents.
Just recently bought 2 book one called "Raising Freethinkers"
and another called "Maybe Yes, Maybe No."

If anyone has any other books they could recommend that would be great!
Comment by Dawn K on March 25, 2010 at 7:22pm
Welcome Joshua!
Comment by Joshua Chase on March 25, 2010 at 4:52pm
Hi everyone! Just joined up and, like Jessica, I am a parent of twin 17 month-olds but of different models (b/g). They're heathens by default, I intend to keep them that way...
Comment by Bryanderthal on February 16, 2010 at 3:56pm
Hey everybody! Just thought I'd share this story with you.How my six year old boy debunked Intelligent Design
Comment by Jessica on January 18, 2010 at 11:28am
Oh it is! But at the same time, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Comment by Dawn K on January 18, 2010 at 11:13am
Hi Jessica, welcome to the group. Twins 'eh? That must be fun at times :)
Comment by Jessica on January 18, 2010 at 9:10am
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Jessica, I just joined this group today. I am a parent to 2 yo twin daughter heathens who are just wonderful. I am looking forward to discussing with you all!

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